Jody Halsted

Articles by Jody Halsted

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10 Tips for a Stress-Free Road Trip with Kids

Top family travel bloggers share their best tips for a stress-free road trip with kids.

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Most Festive US Cities to Celebrate the Holidays with Kids

Welcome the holidays with kids in one of these US cities.

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Festive Family Vacation Ideas for the Holiday Season

Surprise your kids with a holiday getaway to one of these family-friendly resorts that sparkles with the magic of the season.

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5 Fabulous Resorts To Host Your Family Thanksgiving

Give your Thanksgiving an upgrade this year at one of these family-friendly resorts.

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Midwest Lake Destinations to Visit this Fall

Welcome the change of season at one of these spectacular Midwest lake destinations.

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Unique Animal Adventures Kids Will Love

When you’re ready for a family vacation filled with epic animal activities, try one of these unique adventures.

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Chicago’s Best Kept Secrets for Families

To get a deeper flavor of Chicago with kids, add a few of these ‘local secrets’ to your itinerary.

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Family-Friendly Highlights Along the World’s Longest Signposted Driving Route

The route is filled with breathtaking views, family-friendly activities, and more incredible, fresh, local food than you can imagine.

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A Family’s Guide to Dublin, Ireland

Here’s a great family’s guide when visiting Dublin with kids.

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7 Castles in 7 Days: A Tour of Ireland for Knights & Princesses

Explore Ireland’s beauty and history through its castles.

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5 Incredible Midwest Towns You Aren’t Visiting – But Should!

Whether you arrive to the closest airport, or pack your family for a road trip to remember, these 5 Midwest towns will inspire you to discover more middle-American treasures.

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Family Fun in Illinois: 7 Reasons to Visit Champaign County

Only a couple hours away from Chicago, Champaign County is a perfect family getaway for a long weekend or a mid-week break.

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Camping by the Sea: Best Beach Campgrounds for Families

As we enter the prime season for camping, here are some of our favorite beach campgrounds for families all over the country.

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Following Dinosaur Tracks in Texas

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? At Texas’ Dinosaur Valley, everyone gets a chance to follow in these massive animals’ footprints, literally.

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Camping in New Orleans’ French Quarter

For an unusual New Orleans vacation, try camping with the kids near the French Quarter!

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Fun St. Patrick's Day Activities in Your Area

You don’t have to look far to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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Is a Zipline the Right Adventure for Your Family?

5 zipline FAQs To know before booking your first zip

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Facts & Fiction: Renting an RV for Your Family Vacation

Things to know before renting that RV for your next family getaway.

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Tips for a Multi-Generational Family Camping Vacation

Plan a multi-generational family camping the right way!

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Things to Do for Christmas with Kids in New Orleans

Experience the joy of the season in the romantic South.

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Things to Do in the Winter with Kids in the Midwest

Spread the holiday spirit by taking the family to these attractions.

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Land of the Free: 5 Free Things to do in St. Louis with Kids

Looking for free fun in St. Louis? These attractions make any family getaway more affordable.

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Things to Do for Christmas with Kids in Texas

Great Texas attractions to celebrate the festive season

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Celebrating Halloween at an Irish Castle

Take the kids for a unique, spooky Halloween fun in a 15th century castle in Ireland.

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On the Road Along the Mississippi River

Spend a week on the Great River Road.

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6 Wonderful European Vacation Alternatives in North America

Get a Taste of Europe in the US and Canada.

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9 Best Places to Camp in the US

Sleep under the stars at these amazing campgrounds in the country.

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Family-Friendly Camping Tips for Every Situation

Camping this summer? Get tips from us first!

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6 Disney Vacation Alternatives the Kids Will Love

On the budget? Take your kids to these great Disney alternatives instead.

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6 Great National Parks You've Never Visited

Love the Great Outdoors? Plan a trip to one of these 6 lesser-known national treasures.

By on May 29, 2014

5 National Monuments Worthy of a Road Trip

Pack the car and grab the kids. Discover a slice of America with a family trip to a national monument.

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5 Great Vacation Alternatives to the Grand Canyon

From Utah to Georgia, these impressive canyons are giving the Grand Canyon a run for its money.

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7 Superlative St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Get your Irish on at these St. Patrick's Day celebrations around the USA.

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Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

Gas up the car and grab the kids! Autumn is an ideal time for a colorful and leisurely road trip.

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Land of the Free: 5 Fab Freebies in Kansas City

A Midwest mom blogger shares five fabulous and free things to do in Kansas City.